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Leadership Summit Session #3-A: Bill George

Quotes from Bill George on Finding Your True North

  • We've been in a leadership crisis for 10 years.
  • Only 1 in 5 trust leaders of business. In government, only 1 in 12 trust the leaders. There is a leadership vacuum.
  • We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
  • We tend to choose people more for their image than their integrity.
  • Leading isn't about leaders and followers. It is about empowering others to lead.
  • It's not about making money--it's about meaning and significance.
  • Leadership today is about four things...
    • Align.
    • Empower.
    • Serve.
    • Collaborate.
  • My faith could explain my mother's death, but not the death of my 25-year old fiancee.
  • I was working so hard to become the CEO that the company was making me into someone I didn't want to be.
  • I made a transition from "I" to "we."
  • Follow your compass and not your clock. Where are you going in life? It's not how fast you get somewhere...it is the direction you are heading.
  • I have a prayer group I've been meeting with every week for 33 years.
  • The time to build your support team is now. Don't wait. It's too late if you wait until you need it.